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I am a graduate student in Philosophy with a diverse background in the arts. As a recent graduate of a Combined Honours program in Humanities and Philosophy, I have a broad knowledge base in the liberal arts, with particular expertise in writing, editing, and research, to pass on to new academics and other people interested in the liberal arts. As an undergraduate student my work was recognized with three publications and numerous awards and distinctions. Whatever your needs, I am here to help.
2014 – 2018: Combined Honours at Carleton University in Humanities and Philosophy.
2010 – Present: Musician, Writer and Performance Poet.
2006 – 2010: Food Service Employee, Entrepreneurship and Ecological Design Studies.
2002 – 2006: Enrolled at Canterbury High School of the Arts.
Undergraduate Conferences & Publications
Publication of “Beyond Tolerance: J.S. Mill and Karl Popper on the 'Unite the Right' Rally in Charlottesville”, forthcoming in June 2018 issue of Pensées Canadiennes.
Presented “Moral Luck, Poor Upbringing, and the Virtue of Indomitability in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics” at the 2017 Undergraduate Awards summit; subsequently published online in the Undergraduate Library. (Dublin, Ireland)
Presented “A Survey of Plausibility in Personal Identity Theory” at the 2016 International Undergraduate Philosophy of Mind Conference. (University of Toronto, Scarborough, March 2016)
This paper was also presented at the Dominican United College Undergraduate Conference in Ottawa, 2016.
Presented “On the Power of Narrative” at QUEUC 2017 (Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference); selected for publication in the 2017 edition of the QUEUC journal. (Bishop's University, Sherbrooke)
This paper was also presented at the 2016 National Integrative Research Conference. (McGill University, Montreal, March 2016)
Presented “Toward a Progressive Pedagogy: A Student-led Discussion on the Purpose of Education” and moderated discussion at the College of the Humanities' 2016 Colloquium. (Carleton University, Ottawa)
Academic Work Experience
Research Assistant, April-August 2015.
Worked under the supervision of Dr. Noel Salmond at Carleton University.
Responsible for transcription, research, and collection of documents for ongoing investigation into the history of Algonquin treaties and land claims on the Ontario-Quebec border.
Work Study Program, Sept-April 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Worked for Dr. Gregory MacIsaac at Carleton university.
Transcribed audio files of class lectures into text format for Dr. MacIsaac's continuing research for a forthcoming book on Plato's dialogs.
Awards and Distinctions
Highly Commended Submission to the Undergraduate Awards 2017 for “Moral Luck, Poor Upbringing, and the Virtue of Indomitability in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.”
Selected to deliver a TED-style speech to the College of the Humanities 20th Anniversary Gala titled “Give the Kids Plato, Or How the Humanities Saved my Life.”
Scholarships and bursaries:
Perrier Memorial Bursary (2018)
Claude Bissell Scholarship (2017)
Summer Bursary Award (2017)
Beverly Krugel Scholarship (2016)
Deans' Honour List (2015, 2016, 2017)
St. Patrick's College Scholarship (2015)
Entrance Bursary Award (2014)
2014 – Present (Ottawa)
Urban Legends Poetry Slam
In/Words Reading Series, Clocktower
Words to Live By, Pressed Cafe
Hillside Festival (Guelph 2013)
INFERNO! Festival (Toronto)
Hillside Festival (Guelph 2012)
Tonight It's Poetry! (Saskatoon)
Breathe In Poetry (Edmonton)
The Minstrel Cafe & Bistro (Kelowna)
Vic Slam! (Victoria)
Earth Club Factory (Denman Island)
Kingston Slam (Kingston)
Kingston Slam Finals (Kingston)
Guelph Youth Slam (Guelph)
Ottawa Youth Slam Finals
Raw Canvas (Vancouver)
Lumiere Festival (Ottawa)
Residencies & Grants
Resident poet at the Spoken Word program at the Banff Center of the Arts in April, 2013.
Funding recipient from the Ontario Arts Council's Word of Mouth granting program for production of a debut spoken word album in April 2012.
Superior English verbal and written communication with all age groups.
Accomplished public speaker and event organizer.
Creative and abstract thinker.
Efficient and logical when problem solving.
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